The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 121 123 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 7 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.34% 0.11% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.11% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 0
Average salary £40,000 £22,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+77.77% -
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +23.07%
Automation Tester
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1982 1746 1450
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.84% 96.52% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1642 1577 1252
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Tester in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the Birmingham region.

Automation Tester Salary Trend in Birmingham

Automation Tester
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Automation Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Automation Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Automation Tester in their job title.

1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (81.25%) Test Automation
3 12 (75.00%) Automation Testing
4 10 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (62.50%) ISTQB
4 10 (62.50%) HP
5 9 (56.25%) HP UFT
5 9 (56.25%) Keyword-Driven Testing
5 9 (56.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (37.50%) Scrum
7 5 (31.25%) Selenium
8 4 (25.00%) QA
8 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
8 4 (25.00%) SQL
9 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
9 3 (18.75%) BDD
9 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
9 3 (18.75%) Migration
10 2 (12.50%) C#
10 2 (12.50%) Java
10 2 (12.50%) ISEB
10 2 (12.50%) .NET
11 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
11 1 (6.25%) SAP
11 1 (6.25%) DCOM
11 1 (6.25%) SOAP
11 1 (6.25%) ITIL
11 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
11 1 (6.25%) Windows
11 1 (6.25%) OO

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Automation Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Automation Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) HP UFT
2 5 (31.25%) Selenium
3 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
4 1 (6.25%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) JMeter
4 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
4 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) DCOM
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (81.25%) Test Automation
3 12 (75.00%) Automation Testing
4 9 (56.25%) Keyword-Driven Testing
5 6 (37.50%) Scrum
6 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (18.75%) BDD
7 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
8 1 (6.25%) API Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
8 1 (6.25%) ITIL
8 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
8 1 (6.25%) OO
8 1 (6.25%) Open Source
8 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
8 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
8 1 (6.25%) SDLC
8 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
8 1 (6.25%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
3 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) ISTQB
2 9 (56.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix
2 1 (6.25%) SAP